Why Are Ouija Boards Bad?
Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes tales of ghosts, goolies, monsters and witches. If taken in the right spirit (pardon the pun), Halloween should be a fun, light-hearted affair – people dressing up, trick or treating, a bit of a giggle and generally using it as an excuse to party with your mates.
But unfortunately, there are those who decide to actually step away from the superficial side of Halloween and dip their toes into the darker side – ghost hunting, séances, or…. (cue; sinister music) the dreaded Ouija board.
But why does the very utterance of the name Ouija put the fear of God into so many people? It is sold as a toy, right? How can it be dangerous if it is marketed as nothing more than a harmless game to play? You can buy them anywhere – eBay, Amazon, general stores etc.
I personally think it is a far cry from being an innocent toy and, in my view, it should either be banned (preferable) or have a minimum age restriction placed upon it so children can not buy it or have access to it (the same as with alcohol, cigarettes or the film industry). But what do you think?
Asked by A J Ryder